Girouard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Girouard family

The surname Girouard was first found in Languedoc where this celebrated family held a family seat from ancient times.

This noble family acquired the title of Marquis de Vessey under Philippe Giroux, aide-de-camp of the armies of the King, in the late 1600's. A branch of the family formed during the 1700's and distinctive members from this branch were three colonels of the cavalry, Knights of Saint-Louis and consuls of Rodez. As a result of branching to various provinces, the spelling of the family name changed according to different pronunciations throughout France. At the time of the French Revolution, many members of this family are recorded because of their active role in the political changes that surrounded this event.

Distinctive among these members was Étienne Giroult, an Administrator and Legislator, who was elected as a Deputy to the Legislature on September 10, 1791, and who voted with the minority. Consequently, he was branded a counter-revolutionary and was wanted by the police. Étienne hid in a Church to avoid being arrested, but he was found there and jumped off the top of the church before being charged by the police.

Toussaint Giroux, born in 1636, son of Jean and Marguerite (née Quilleron), arrived in Canada from Perche, France on 29th September 1654. In Quebec he worked as a weaver and a land clearer. He married Marie Godard in 1654 and together they had twelve children. After Marie's death, Toussaint remarried to Thérèse Leblanc in Beauport, Quebec on 29th October 1686. [1]

Important Dates for the Girouard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Girouard research. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1464, 1590, 1667, 1724, 1610, 1628 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Girouard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Girouard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Giroux, Giroulx, Giroud, Girous, Girout, Giroult, Giroust, Girou, Geroux, Geroulx, Gerrou, Jiroux, Jeroux, Gurule and many more.

Early Notables of the Girouard family (pre 1700)

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Girouard migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Girouard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean Girouard, who landed in South Carolina in 1756 [2]
  • Joseph Girouard, aged 17, who arrived in South Carolina in 1763 [2]
  • Marie Girouard, who landed in South Carolina in 1763 [2]
  • Marie Joseph Girouard, who landed in South Carolina in 1763 [2]
  • Natalie Girouard, aged 17, who arrived in South Carolina in 1763 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Girouard migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Girouard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Germain Girouard, son of François and Jeanne, married Marie Bourgeois, daughter of Jacques and Jeanne, in Beaubassin, Quebec in 1680 [3]
Girouard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Charles Girouard, son of Jacques and Marguerite, married Anne Bastarache, daughter of Jean and Huguette, in Port-Royal, Quebec on 14th November 1713 [3]
  • Antoine Girouard, son of Jean and Pétronille, married Marie-Anne Barré, daughter of Jacques and Marie-Élisabeth, in Montreal, Quebec on 3rd February 1723 [3]
  • Henri Girouard, son of Antoine and Marie-Anne, married Marie-Josephte Cousineau, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Catherine, in Saint-Laurent, Quebec on 12th June 1758 [3]
  • Pierre Girouard, son of Jacques and Marie, married Louise Fournier, daughter of Jean and Marie-Françoise, in Cap-Saint-Ignace, Quebec on 10th April 1763 [3]
  • Anne Girouard, aged 46, who arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767

Citations

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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